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what's on

Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

  • Everyone Everyone
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Immerse yourself in the underwater world of tropical reefs and meet the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats.

  • Everyone Everyone
Sensational Butterflies exhibition
Sensational Butterflies exhibition

Step inside a tropical world of caterpillars, chrysalises and hundreds of fluttering moths and butterflies.

  • Families Families (all ages)
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Woodeaton Project
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Woodeaton Project

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area (SPA) of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

  • Everyone Everyone
Dino-Scientists
Dino-Scientists

School event (KS2: Y3-4): Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1-3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

Schools (KS2, KS3) Encounter the Museum's largest, smallest and possibly most beautiful specimens.

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2) Investigate how teeth are related to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Wildlife Garden Explorers
Wildlife Garden Explorers

School event (Nursery: 3 years+, Reception, KS1) Investigate the wildlife garden in the role of explorers.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30, 13:30 - 14:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1): Take up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Free tickets at information desks.

12:40 - 13:10

  • Everyone Everyone
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Free tickets at information desks.

13:30 - 14:20

  • Everyone Everyone
Giant Clams and Tall Stories
Giant Clams and Tall Stories

Dive into the mystery of giant clams and come up against the biggest shell in our collection.

14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:40 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
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